| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment.
In 2007, Democrats were delirious with rage about the Iraq war. Hillary Clinton, the "inevitable" presidential front-runner, had voted for the war and refused to apologize for it. Other leading...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Danny Marti, a copyright and trademark attorney in Washignton, has been nominated as the new White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator, a position dubbed "piracy czar" because of its mission to tackle infringement.
It has been more than a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Republicans and talk radio hosts have been blasting the Obamacare healthcare law relentlessly for five full years, but former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd sees it differently.
On the recent fifth anniversary of the first committee vote in favor of the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:41 PM
In a victory for Hollywood's anti-piracy efforts, the trade group representing the major studios has won a legal fight against Hotfile, one of the largest file sharing sites on the Internet.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off.
Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I am not a fan of former President George W. Bush, but I must comment on the hatchet job that was The Sun's editorial about the opening of the Bush library in Dallas ("Misoverestimating Bush," April 28).
During the last two years of Mr. Bush's...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I am writing response to the letter writer who stated that the policy of forcing banks to give loans to people who could not afford them was pushed by Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1).
The housing bubble burst in 2006-...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days.
Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:42 PM
It was a rough year for the Motion Picture Assn. of America in 2012, but not for its chief executive.
Even as Hollywood's chief lobbying group saw its losses widen in 2012, MPAA Chairman and former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's compensation totaled $3.3...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:54 PM
President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood Tuesday, crediting the motion picture and television industry for being an engine of growth and a bright spot in a recovering economy.
"Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy,"...